Welcome! We are glad you are interested in pursuing study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Follow our 8 Steps to become a UW-Madison student. Step 1 is admission! You can find out how to apply at the Admissions website. UW-Madison admits international students through many different offices across campus.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment serves:

  • current and graduated high school (secondary school) students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree (undergraduate student)
  • current college/university (tertiary school) students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree (undergraduate transfer student)

Graduate Admissions Office serves:

  • current and graduated college/university students seeking to earn a master’s or doctoral degree (graduate student)

Professional graduate education includes:

Visiting International Student Program (VISP)Division of Continuing Studies serves:

International Student Services (ISS) serves F-1/J-1 international students once they have been admitted to a program of study. In the meantime, please direct your questions to the admitting office through which you will apply. ISS is not involved in the admissions process and cannot answer questions about your application or materials.